Before Submitting Your Application, Read All Directions and Questions Carefully
STEP 1 : Registering Your Forum Account
- Access the forum through the Forum button on the main page to register to the site.
- Your username MUST match that of the character’s name in World of Warcraft. If you wish to add a surnames, titles, or other words of value – fine – but if you can’t be easily identified in Armory it will only be more difficult for admission. NOTE: We do not accept names with special ASCII characters in them. (If your forum name does not match your character name because you created your forum account before you read this, just note it in your application, and we can correct it for you.)
- Check the e-mail you used to register the account for an activation link. Once your account has been activated, you should have access to make posts. If you have any problems, let an officer know.
STEP 2 : Making an Application (OOC)
- The application can be found here. Copy it and create a New Topic in Applying To The Grim
- Subject of New Post should be your name as it appears in game.
- All questions on the application are OOC (Out Of Character). Answer honestly, as these questions are meant to gauge what you, as a player, are looking for and if we, as a guild, can provide it.
STEP 3 : The Letter of Intent (IC)
- In Letters of Intent, create a New Topic that includes your Character Name in the Subject line.
- This is your character’s introduction and request to join The Grim. All information must be in-character, though how that information is being presented is purely up to your imagination. An actual written letter, an interview, a magical contraption – however you want it to be known from an in-character perspective.
- Be aware that creativity and grammar are a bonus, but don’t go over the top. Telling us what we do or do not do with your letter will reflect poorly on you – keep the best tricks for the in-game interview
STEP 4 : Membership Approval
- The High Inquisitor or their Dreadweavers will inform you through your Application if you are approved or denied for an in-game interview.
- If Approved: Applicants will be informed of the next available meeting times. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check their application to see if they have been accepted, and to appear at the aforementioned time and place for the interview. Extreme circumstances may warrant a change to the original time, as it is understood people have real life circumstances that take priority over the game. Should such an issue arise, the applicant will have to contact the High Inquisitor in order to request an alternate meeting.
- If Denied: The applicant will be informed through their application of any corrections or additional information that will be needed until approval can be given. Any direction given will be for the applicant’s benefit for future applications. If the applicant has a concern about their application being denied, they can contact the High Inquisitor or the Guild Master.
- Grim members may respond to your Letter of Intent with IC comments, personal opinions, or judgments. You are not required to respond to any questions, but it is recommended to take advantage of the interaction.
- Grammar, spelling, and relevant answers to the questions below are taken into consideration. The Grim looks for role-players, first and foremost. The applicants potency in raiding or PvP is secondary to their ability to complete full sentences and abide by Blizzard’s RP Policy and The Grim’s storyline.
The Grim adheres to Blizzard’s naming conventions for RP realms. This includes requiring believably medieval or fantasy names for all characters; not allowing characters with names that reference real-world people, places, characters or icons from other games, tv shows or movies; and disallowing names constructed from sentence fragments. This includes the names of important lore characters in World of Warcraft.
In addition, though there are exceptions, any names that are real words may be subject to question. This includes words referencing your character’s class, spells, etc. Examples of bad names: Stabnslash, Elusyve, Tirade, Deadman, Beefsteak. More leniency may be given based on the race of your character; for example Tauren names often sound like native names (Lunarhoof), goblin names may be engineering related (Whizgidget). If you have a question about your name being accepted, you are welcome to contact an officer in game before applying.
Grim Alt Characters
- Alternate (Alt) characters of current Grim members and Supplicants need only create a Letter of Intent
- The Letter of Intent should include who is sponsoring the alt character (i.e. who your main is)
- It is not required to create a new account for alts
Returning Grim Members
- If you are a returning Grim member of good standing (Legacy member or full member who left due to real life circumstances), you need only create a Letter of Intent
- The Letter of Intent should only be the reintroduction/statement of return so the Leadership team is aware of your return
- Returning Grim characters will be returned to any non-officer rank they held before their departure (if member was in good standing)